'Asia's Got Talent' finalist to sing national anthem for SONA


Posted at Jul 20 2015 02:02 PM | Updated as of Jul 20 2015 10:02 PM

MANILA – Ten-year-old singer Gwyneth Dorado will be singing the Philippine national anthem during the sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino next Monday.

Dorado was one of the Filipino finalists in the recently concluded “Asia’s Got Talent” (AGT) which was held in Singapore.

According to House of Representatives' deputy secretary general for legislative operations Atty. Artemio Adasa, Dorado represents the “vast and incredible wealth of talents Filipino youth can offer.”

“This is in recognition of the mercurial achievement of a young girl, whose singing ability is adored not only in Asia but worldwide,” he said in a statement released Monday.

During the “AGT” finale, Dorado impressed the judges with her cover of David Guetta's "Titanium."

Although she did not win the competition, Dorado said she is extremely grateful for all the Filipinos who supported her, adding that it was an honor to represent the Philippines in the Asia-wide talent search.

Dorado’s family is from Pangasinan. Her father and uncles are all members of the church choir, while her grandfather loves singing as well.